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By Worthy Evans,David Baker

chosen by means of David Baker, eco-friendly Revolver is the 5th annual winner of the South Carolina Poetry booklet Prize and the 1st released assortment by means of valuable Evans. those verses resulted from a spontaneous outpouring of poems, pent up in the course of a fourteen-year hiatus from the craft in which Evans labored as a certified reporter, author, and editor. a lot proficient via the rapid-fire velocity and cadence of his journalism history, Evans's narrative poems are grounded in concrete photographs of our shared truth and discover various resourceful types of the poet as convinced or apprehensive, loving or hateful, daring or timid, misplaced or profound. those poems search a distinguishing own truth—a feel of belonging in an international now not altogether welcoming, or maybe that standard, the place violent impulses are as threatening as workday drudgery. In those daydreams given shape, Henry Fonda wields an identical authority as Henry V or Ward Cleaver. during this panorama the place the general arches longingly towards the surreal, a cockeyed visionary may well simply locate the ideal delusion with which to flee the stultifying confinement of banal modernity, as represented by way of company place of work house and khaki costume slacks, military motor swimming pools and uncomplicated education maneuvers, sprawling cityscapes and the omnipresent pestering obligations of maturity in postmillennial America.

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